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Local care home helps Edinburgh residents to understand dementia

February 5th 2020

A care home in Edinburgh is inviting the local community to its free event for families caring for those living with dementia.

On Wednesday 12th February, from 2pm-4pm, the team at Care UK’s Cairdean House, on Redford Road, will open the hocairdean-house-23me’s doors to the community for its ‘Understanding Dementia’ event.

Dementia specialist, Suzanne Mumford, will be covering a number of topics to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia. There will also be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how to overcome communication barriers and discover positive approaches to living with dementia.

After the event there will be a chance to share experiences, as well as the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Cairdean House and take a closer look at the care home.

Gillian Goodall, home manager at Cairdean House, said: “We know that it can be challenging to look after a friend or relative living with dementia. It’s natural to feel confused about the best way to help your loved one, so our event aims to offer professional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as providing a hub for shared experiences.

“We want people to know they’re not alone, and we’re here to offer support. We look forward to welcoming local people to the home for an inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

Cairdean House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short-term respite.

For more information about Cairdean House, please call customer relations manager, William Haggon, on 0131 516 3605, or email william.haggon@careuk.com 

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/cairdean-house

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Cairdean House, in Colinton, Edinburgh, provides a wide range of quality care services for older people from residential and nursing care to short-term respite and specialist care for people living with dementia. The home offers the highest standards of care alongside modern, luxurious facilities, including a contemporary coffee shop, hair salon and cinema, but you’ll also discover a homely, welcoming atmosphere with many inviting lounge spaces to relax in.

Cairdean House
185 Redford Road
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0333 321 0924

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